The film industry is not complete without adding Rebecca Ferguson to the list. She is a Swedish actress who came to prominence at the age of 16 for playing Anna Gripenhielm in the 1999 soap opera Nya tider.
Ferguson became famous for playing the role of Elizabeth Woodville in the British TV miniseries known as The White Queen in 2013. She excellently aced the character of Elizabeth and got nominated for the Golden Globe Award.
- Full name: Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström
- Date of birth: 19th October 1983
- Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
- Rebecca Ferguson age: 37 years (as of 2020)
- Nationality: Swedish
- Ethnicity: White
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches
- Weight: 55 kg
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Rory
- Profession: Actress
- Net worth: $6 million
Rebecca Ferguson biography
Rebecca Ferguson actress was born on 19th October 1983 in Stockholm, Sweden. Her parents brought her up in Vasastan district in central Stockholm. She is the daughter of Rosemary Ferguson, who is of English descent, and a Swedish father whose name isn't known to the public.
When young, she joined an English-speaking school and learnt to speak both English and Swedish. At the age of 13, she worked as a model and made many appearances in different magazines and TV commercials for apparel, cosmetic and jewellery adverts.
Rebecca started dancing at a very young age. She was excellent at ballet, jazz, tap-dancing, tango and street funk. At some point, she taught Argentine tango at a dance company in Lund, Sweden, for a couple of years, During this period, she continued to work on various film and short art projects.
She enrolled at the Adolf Fredrick's Music School in Stockholm and graduated in 1999. After her studies, she was yet to decide if she wanted to be an actress and therefore, took various jobs. She worked in a daycare centre, a jewellery shop, as a nanny, at a Korean restaurant and a shoe shop.
She rose to fame due to the Swedish soap opera known as Nya tider, where she played the role of an upper-class girl, Anna Gripenhielm. In 2002, she appeared in an American-Swedish soap opera, Ocean Ave., as Chrissy Eriksson.
In 2011, a Swedish director by the name Richard Robert spotted Rebecca at the Simrishamn town market. As a result of the encounter, she starred in one of his films, A One-Way Trip to Antibes. Here are some of Rebecca Ferguson movies and TV shows:
Rebecca Ferguson movies
- 2004 - Drowning Ghost as Amanda
- 2010 - Lennart as Homecare personnel
- 2010 - Puls as Linda
- 2011 - Irresistible as Woman
- 2011 - A One-Way Trip to Antibes as Maria
- 2013 - VI as Linda
- 2014 - Hercules as Ergenia
- 2015 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation as Issa Faust
- 2016 - Despite the Falling Snow as Katya
- 2016 - Florence Foster Jenkins as Kathleen Weatherley
- 2016 - The Girl on the Train as Anna Watson
- 2017 - The Greatest Showman as Jenny Lind
- 2017 - Life as Miranda North
- 2017 - The Showman as Katrine Bratt
- 2018 - Little Match Girl as Mother
- 2018 - Mission: Impossible - Fallout as Issa Faust
- 2019 - Doctor Sleep as Rose the Hat
- 2019 - The Kid Who Would Be King as Morgana
- 2019 - Men in Black: International as Riza Stavros
- 2020 - Cold Night as Jenny Sorensen
- 2021 - Dune as Lady Jessica (post-production)
- 2021 - Mission: Impossible 7 as Issa Faust (filming)
- 2021 - Reminiscence as Mae (post-production)
- 1999 to 2000 - Nya tider as Anna Gripenhielm
- 2002 - Ocean Ave as Chrissy Eriksson
- 2008 - Wallander as Louise Fredman
- 2013 - The Inspector and the Sea as Jasmine Larsson
- 2013 - The White Queen as Elizabeth Woodville
- 2013 -The Vatican as Olivia Borghese
- 2014 - The Red Tent as Dinah
Awards and nominations
Rebecca's talent has seen her bag several accolades over the years. She has received various awards and nominations for the different roles she has played both in films and TV shows. Here is the breakdown:
- 2011 - Stockholm Film Festival under the Rising Star Award category for the film A One-Way Trip to Antibes (Nominated)
- 2014 - Golden Globe Awards under the Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television category for The White Queen (Nominated)
- 2015 - Hamptons International Film Festival under the Breakthrough Performer category for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Winner)
- 2016 - Buffalo Niagara Film Festival under the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for Despite the Falling Snow (Winner)
- 2016 - California Independent Film Festival under the Best Actress category for Despite the Falling Snow (Winner)
- 2016 - Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards under the Best Actress in an Action Movie category for the film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation(nominated)
- 2016 - Empire Awards under the Best Female Newcomer category for the film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (nominated)
- 2016 - Online Film & Television Association under the Best Breakthrough Performance: Female category for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation(nominated)
- 2016 - Prague Independent Film Festival under the Best Actress category for Despite the Falling Snow (Winner)
- 2019 - Fright Meter Awards under the Best Supporting Actress category for Doctor Sleep (Winner)
- 2019 - Seattle Film Critics Award under the Best Villain category for the film Doctor Sleep (Nominated)
- 2019 - Utah Film Critics Association Award under the Best Supporting Actress category for the film Doctor Sleep (Nominee)
- 2019 - Alliance of Women Film Journalists (EDA Special Mention Award) under the Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest for Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Winner)
- 2020 - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards under the Best Supporting Actress category for Doctor Sleep (Winner)
Rebecca Ferguson singing
Rebecca has a musical background in dancing and not singing. However, many people speculated that she is an excellent singer as portrayed on the 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman.
However, Rebecca was not fully confident that she could pull off the singing voice for her character thus leaving the singing to the talented singer Loren Allred.
Rebecca Ferguson husband and children
In 2007, the actress gave birth to her first-born son with her boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg. Later, the duo, together with their kid, relocated to Simrishamn on the Swedish southeast coast. They lived together for about eight years then separated in April 2015.
In 2018, Rebecca was expecting her second child. Later, in the same year, she welcomed a beautiful baby girl together with her partner Rory. In January 2019, Rebecca Ferguson hot actress announced that she had recently gotten married to Rory.
The family resides in Richmond, southwest London. Their home is strategically situated, owing to its proximity to both the Pinewood and Shepperton Studios.
Rebecca Ferguson height is 5 feet 5 inches, and her weight is 55kg. Her bust, waist and hip size are 36-23-36 inches, respectively. She wears a bra size 34B, dress size 6 (US) and shoe size 8.5 (US). The actress boasts a slim fit body shape with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
The Swedish actress has been in the entertainment industry starring in both major and minor films for quite some time now. As a result, she has garnered quite a significant amount of money over the years. As of 2020, her net worth is roughly $6 million.
Rebecca Ferguson is one of the most talented Swedish actresses, as seen in the various roles she has portrayed. Besides being active in the entertainment industry, she is a dedicated family woman whose devotion goes to her two kids.
The acting career has never been part of his dream, but through circumstances, he developed an interest and joined the ever-growing filming industry.